This happens with many little boys of your son's age. It is time to give him a bit of a break from potty training. You have tried everything that is usually recommended without any success. Do not even mention the word 'potty' to your son for the next 2 weeks and let him wear his nappies and continue with his way of passing a stool. Make sure that he has plenty of fruit to eat especially the good summer fruits now available. He must also have plenty of water to drink and eat foods rich in fibre such as brown bread and Weetbix. Avoid cheese and ice cream in his diet.
After a full 2 week break start again. Tell him if he can use the toilet or the potty well for 3 days he will get a reward. Then build up to 4 days and each time he achieves the goal you set add a day for the next reward.I would rather that you did not use any laxatives.Only if he does not improve you can use a stool softener such as Duphalac liquid for a 10 day period.
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